Thursday, January 5, 2012

choices are hard

adkghl;kasdfj;glhasl;dkfj portfolio stuff. I'm considering replacing this painting:


with something else. Not sure what, though, is the problem. I did about 50 paintings this last semester, and this one represents an interesting cul-de-sac, but I'm worried that it reads as too amateurish. It's definitely not the direction my work is currently going, but I did use it to discover some really interesting things about the ways I could get paint to behave, so it's important to me in that way. I also somehow can't manage to get a really really good picture of it. There's a lot more variation in the figure and somehow it all gets washed out in a photo. 

On the other hand, I do have this:


It's not the most complex painting, but it is fairly compelling and is also in line with where I can feel my work wanting to go. It does not, however, necessarily match the rest of my portfolio as it currently stands. 

I'm also thinking of replacing this one:


Again for photo issue. It doesn't read too well not in person. At six foot tall, it's just too big. 


1 comment:

  1. It's not a hard choice at all.
    If there's doubt, there's no doubt. Replace anything you aren't completely satisfied with, for any reason. This is your portfolio, best work only.